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Publication numberUSD428489 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/093,332
Publication date18 Jul 2000
Filing date9 Sep 1998
Publication number093332, 29093332, US D428489 S, US D428489S, US-S-D428489, USD428489 S, USD428489S
InventorsJames J. Huttner, David I. Kinsel
Original AssigneeBionix Development Corp.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ear curette
US D428489 S
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  1. The ornamental design for an ear curette, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of an ear curette according to the present design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view as shown in FIG. 1; the opposite side elevational view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 3 is a bottom view of the ear curette as shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged end view of the rear end of the ear curette shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged end view of the front end of the ear curette as shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is an enlarged, fragmentary elevation view of the front end of the ear curette as shown in FIG. 1; and

FIG. 7 is an enlarged, fragmentary top plan view of the ear curette as shown in FIG. 1.

Non-Patent Citations
1A flyer entitled "A Convenient and Gentle Approach to Aurel Examination" published and distributed prior to Jun. 1996. Flyer discloses designs of three plastic curettes sold by Bionix prior to Jun. 1996.
2A Miltex catalog page (p. 274) showing steel curettes sold prior to Jun. 1996. The catalog page was also published and distributed prior to Jun. 1996.
3Aloe Medical "Instruments Diagnostic/Surgical" 1965 Ear curette items C3098, C3099 and C3229 p. 81 upper left of page Ex. Room.
4Zimmer catalog "General Spinal Instruments" 1987 p. D 55 items 3670 & 3675.
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U.S. ClassificationD24/147